SYNETIQ launches groundbreaking apprenticeship

Apprentices from Doncaster have commenced the UK’s first ever metal recycling operative apprenticeship with SYNETIQ, the country’s leading integrated vehicle salvage, dismantling and recycling business.

They start a 12-month training programme taking part in a mixture of on and off-the-job learning and practical training.

Practical training includes assisting with vehicle assessments in SYNETIQ’s ‘Landing Pad’ where they will learn to identify salvageable parts for reuse, experiencing the depollution process, learning engine prepping techniques and how to safely dismantle vehicles.

Apprentices will also gain employability skills such as health and safety awareness, manual handling, plant equipment training, electric vehicles and environmental practises.

Natalie Buckley, head of HR, said: “The launch of our new scheme comes at an ideal time with latest government statistics showing a dip in apprenticeships nationally, with start figures down 6.9% in 2020/21 compared to the previous year.”